Browsing All posts tagged under »Baking«

Apple and Salted Caramel Focaccia

September 5, 2012

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It's focaccia, but not as we know it.

Honeyed Apricot Tarts

June 23, 2012

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Lil' honey glazed apricot tarts. You can eat these in one mouthful. That's one of your five-a-day right there.

Espresso buns

May 29, 2012

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With each coffee choc chip spirals you get a hit of smooth coffee flavour, the toothsome bite of fresh baked dough plus a sweet sticky mess of icing that gets all over your fingers. Espresso Rolls : Perfect for elevenses.

Fruity Breakfast Loaf

May 27, 2012

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We do like a fruity loaf. I made up this recipe on the hoof but it worked out just right for Sunday breakfast.

Make it Flaky

May 8, 2012

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I am not sharing this because it’s healthy. I am not sharing this because it’s pretty. It’s not even a clever or complicated dish. In fact…you could say that it’s just a big sausage roll. Point taken. I wanted to show you a quick flaky pastry recipe that I think is easier to make than […]

Triple Orange Drizzle

April 17, 2012

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A loaf cake flavoured with orange, moistened with orange and golden syrup and drizzled with orange icing.

Raspberry Coconut Macaroons

April 7, 2012

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The idea of smooshing fresh raspberries into a simple coconut macaroon is inspired. These are delicious: fruity, soft and chewy all at the same time.

It’s all about the cake

March 18, 2012

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The sun shone yesterday for the annual Spring Fair at George’s School. The children threw sponges, bobbed for apples, bought magic wands and ate cake pops. For the adults tea was served, jewellery was made and spring flowers were on offer. But we all know what the main event is at a school fair. The […]

See my bagels

February 2, 2012

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Although there is generally a lot of baking on Things{we}make I am lucky that it is a joint venture and that Ed understands my need to show you my bagels. I like that he knows how to make a good-looking filling of pastrami, pea shoots and horseradish. It is most important that he will fill […]

Serendipity Rolls

January 21, 2012

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These rolls were a surprise success. So much so that I have made them three times already. The dough includes cottage cheese, but it does not make them cheesy at all, it just seems to give a soft, smooth lightness and a good flavour. Today’s version was brushed with egg, sprinkled with golden linseed and […]

Cornflake Cookies

December 3, 2011

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When I want to bake something I sometimes ask Ed and George what they fancy. Often Ed will say “Can you make cornflake biscuits like we used to have at school? They had cornflakes mixed into them and a cherry on top. I liked them.” I vaguely browse around the internet and can’t find a recipe […]

Bun Round Up

October 29, 2011

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Over the last month members of ‘Fresh From The Oven‘ have been baking my Cinnamon Bun recipe. The FFTO site now shows all the entrants here but I wanted to show you my pick of the bunch. I am delighted that so many people put their own slant on the recipe. After all that’s how recipes are developed […]

Apple Pie

September 28, 2011

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My Grandma’s apple pie was always my favourite. The crust was almost like shortbread. Soft, but not soggy. The pastry was sprinkled with sugar, yet not too sweet. In the last 20 odd years I have tried to find something to compare, but the pastry has always been too heavy, the apples too hard or […]

Plum Frangipane Tart

September 1, 2011

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Today I made a tart. OK, so I can’t deny it looks like a tomato quiche. George picked the plums from Louise Housley’s tree. The pastry was a packet of ready made all-butter puff. The frangipane was made out of ground almonds leftover from the failed macarons. I rolled out the puff pastry, lined a […]

Macarons: Fail

August 23, 2011

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Cooking fashions come and go, but french macarons seem to be in for the long haul. I avoided them for a long while, but the regular MacTweets from Twitter friends like Sarah at Maison Cupcake led me to have a go early last year. I prepared by reading lots of blogposts, recipes and online tutorials and filled […]

Friendship Cake

August 21, 2011

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Way back in my teenage years a neighbour passed me a strange bubbling bowl of goo. I was to stir it daily and 'don't forget to feed it.'

Lime Syrup Drizzle Cakes

June 18, 2011

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I am still learning the importance of a sense of order. I don’t mean having everything in its place, although that really helps. It’s about making sure that I do things in the right sequence. Every time I cook something I work out a better way…or rather I realise I have done something ‘arse about […]

Update on Ken

June 16, 2011

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I have had my Kenwood Titanium Chef for 6 months now and people still arrive at things{we}make searching for Kenwood Vs KitchenAid information, so I thought I would offer an update. Note: Any underlined phrases link to where I have used the Kenwood Chef in a post. So, me and Ken are getting along just dandy. […]

Spiral Loaf

May 27, 2011

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This months Fresh From The Oven challenge was to share our favourite savoury bread recipe. ‘Something for picnics, summer sandwiches or barbecues.’ I must admit, the focaccia I often make for those sort of affairs starts as a packet of ciabatta mix. It gets punched and pounded and doused with herby olive oil and sundried […]